Himalayan Imports Khukuris


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PA Freedom
May 24, 2009, 11:01 AM
Has anyone ever got a khukuri form Himalayan Imports? If so, what do you think of the product and the company? Im strongly considering an Ang Khola, but I would like to hear from others who have dealt with them. Thanks for your answers.

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22-rimfire
May 24, 2009, 11:55 AM
I'm told there are very good if you like the design. They are expensive compared to a machete. But they are more of a long knife than a machete.

Limeyfellow
May 24, 2009, 12:50 PM
They are pretty much the crème de la crop when it comes to Khukris. They sharpen up really well and make excellent choppers and working blades. I have an HI Ang Khola I use it in my gardening and land maintenance.

Just be aware you get the good ones. There is lots of cheap tourist tripe around that has cheaper steel that won't keep it's edge for very long.

With HI you end up with an excellent blade and well worth the money.

PA Freedom
May 24, 2009, 01:34 PM
Did you have to wait for yours, or did it ship immediately after you ordered it? From what I understand, sometimes there is a consiterable wait for them to be imported. I could be wrong. tho.:confused:

Limeyfellow
May 24, 2009, 03:26 PM
Mine arrived after a few weeks. Not too bad a wait time.

JShirley
May 24, 2009, 03:43 PM
You don't have to wait for HIs, unless you have a custom order. Most customers have theirs 3 days after placing the order if you buy something in stock.

You should consider what you plan on doing with a kuk. 15" AK is a great all-around big knife. 19" or so is a very large dedicated chopper, and very efficient at larger tasks, but too much for chopping light brush.

If you want more of a light brush tool, a shorter Chitlangi or Sirupati is what you want. I've owned maybe 20 or more HIs, and still have 4 HI kukuris (I think), in addition to a couple of other HI knives. Here's a pic from a few years ago...http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=13462&d=1084755701

John

starboard
May 25, 2009, 01:30 AM
I would recommend visiting the Himalayan Imports section on bladeforums.com, where you can chat with the lady that runs the operation, get lots of feedback from a choir of the faithful, and maybe snap up a DOTD (deal of the day) when you've decided on what you want.

nalioth
May 25, 2009, 01:34 AM
You will be quite satisfied.

Himalayan Imports are top notch folks with a top drawer product line.

loandr.
May 25, 2009, 09:02 AM
Sent you a PM w/ HI Kobra Intel :)

Russ
rnatkin@cfl.rr.com

7X57chilmau
May 25, 2009, 09:59 AM
I've used a 16" HI AK, and found it to be very nicely made (especially at the price), and very serviceable. The steel was appropriately hard and tough, the handle needed a minor burr removed.

I find the AK a little heavier than I need. My usual Kuk is a non HI model a friend gave me, about 15", and a bit lighter than the AK was, but it's a very serviceable tool I'd hate to be without.

J

loandr.
May 25, 2009, 10:09 AM
Should you be in search of something alittle lighter try HI's BDC lineup :)

BBG

hso
May 25, 2009, 12:01 PM
Good company with good products. It would be difficult to go wrong with an HI.

gb6491
May 25, 2009, 03:45 PM
Love mine:
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Regards,
Greg

Deltaboy
May 25, 2009, 04:00 PM
Something else to add to my Toy list.

loandr.
May 25, 2009, 06:16 PM
The BDC's have a triple fuller and slightly thinner spine as seen here (second and forth down). I have a KOBRA also, currently POSTED in the FS section ;) that Hits like Thors hammer, yet remains fast in hand, MINT. Feel free to check it out (Shameless Plug :-) :cool:

BBG
rnatkin@cfl.rr.com

KBT1911
May 28, 2009, 05:44 PM
Am I the only one thinking "Perfect close range Zombie weapon?"

Aka Zero
May 29, 2009, 08:24 AM
"Perfect close range Zombie weapon?"

I have thought that for a long time. Hits like an axe, handles like a big bowie/ smaller machete.

hankdatank1362
May 29, 2009, 10:10 AM
Go buy "Resident Evil: Extinction" for some awesome Kukuri/zombie mayhem.

KBT1911
May 29, 2009, 05:52 PM
KBT's gonna buy a new toy, wheee!

JShirley
May 29, 2009, 06:12 PM
Actually, Resident Evil is a good example of how not to use a kuk.

You don't really slice with a kuk in defense. You chop/hack with it.

J

Paul Lam
June 10, 2009, 09:44 AM
Please have a look for these made in China.
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